barf

[ bahrf ]
/ bɑrf /

verb, noun Slang.


Nearby words

  1. barents,
  2. barents sea,
  3. baresark,
  4. baresthesia,
  5. baresthesiometer,
  6. barf bag,
  7. barfly,
  8. bargain,
  9. bargain away,
  10. bargain basement

Origin of barf

First recorded in 1955–60; expressive word of uncertain origin

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British Dictionary definitions for barf

barf

/ (bɑːf) slang /

verb (tr)

to vomit

noun

the act of vomiting
the matter ejected in vomiting

Word Origin for barf

C20: probably of imitative origin

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Word Origin and History for barf

barf

v.

"to vomit or retch,"1960, American English slang, probably imitative. Related: Barfed; barfing. As a noun, from 1966. Barf bag "air sickness pouch" attested from 1966.

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